Rubbing the feet – also known as Reflexology
Rubbing the feet for health, was first mentioned, so it is believed to have been written by Hippocrates and Paracelsus.
reflexology is an ancient treatment, thought to have been used by Paracelsus and Hippocrates and the Ancient Egyptians, Chinese, and Romans.
The famous quote from Hippocrates, a Greek Physician from the Island of Cos, became known as the Father of Medicine.
“Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food”
Hippocrates in his treatments for his patience looked at the person's lifestyle, diet, and overall mental health. He often recommended his patients to take herbs and have regular massage or rubbing of the areas that were in pain.
Hippocrates studied the anatomy of the human body and developed the oath that is in some part used by medical doctors even today, although it is altered.
Hippocrates understood that fresh air, good food, exercise, herbs, and treatments like massage and rubbing of the body, helped his patients stay healthy.
Reflexology, rubbing of the feet also has its history with the Egyptians as can be seen on the wall drawings in the Kings Physician Chambers of the Great Pyramid in Egypt.
In the UK, the National Health Service has complementary therapies that are offered to patients, to assist in their healing and recovery often after surgery or strong invasive treatment, which has left the patient weak.
Reflexology regularly, once a week, or once every 3 days, will help the patient detox and improves the function of the whole person, increasing the flow of blood, which helps increase the flow and delivery of oxygen and nutrients, thereby improving the patients' well-being a little quicker.
More information can be found on the reflexology page